Paolo Maggini Brescia [printed (or handwritten in imitation of printing?)]
No. of Strings:
National Music Museum
Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, 1968/9-1984; Leandro Bisiach, Milan
TGM visit 6/95
Banks 1984, p. 22
On museum’s website (detached table and back, each from both sides; composite of inner surfaces of both with label; composite of 6 rib segments; side view of neck/pegbox with 3 tuning machines/scroll [color]); Banks 1984, p. 23 (front, inside of back, label)
Currently disassembled, condition fragile. Back and ribs are cherry wood. Date “before 1630” (Banks 1984); website lists as “attributed to” Maggini. Neck, pegbox and scroll not original; was used as 3-string contrabass. Website dimensions: 89.3, 38.1/29.8/49.2, 16.4, - (stop length 45.0); Banks dimensions: 90, 38/-/49.5, 16, -. Tourin: no dimensions; gave maker as Gasparo da Salo; classified as a bass.